Baby mystery snails??

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by BriLandy, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. BriLandy

    BriLandyWell Known MemberMember

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    What are these? They seemingly appeared overnight! I haven't had mystery snails in the tank for a little while now but I don't know what else they would be. I haven't introduced any new plants, etc.
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Bladder snails. Get rid of them if you don't want lots!
     
  3. OP
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    BriLandy

    BriLandyWell Known MemberMember

    Yuck! I called petsmart and the lady was scared when I used the word "assassin" lol. I tried to ask if they carry assassin snails.
     




  4. OP
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    BriLandy

    BriLandyWell Known MemberMember

    How do they infiltrate tanks? I haven't put anything new in the tank
     
  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    They could have been on the plants that you added before, and just now are venturing out.
     
  6. OP
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    BriLandy

    BriLandyWell Known MemberMember

    Ugh. I usually buy "snail free" plants but I bought a plant from a different LFS. It is the most recent plant that I added, but that was months ago. Oh well. Best way to get rid of them?
     
  7. mg13

    mg13Well Known MemberMember

    cut a cucumber in half, place it in the tank, they'll collect on it, then just take it out.
     
  8. OP
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    BriLandy

    BriLandyWell Known MemberMember

    Cucumber is in the tank. Hopefully that works or I'll drain the tank tomorrow and remove them by hand. It needs a good cleaning anyways.
     
  9. mg13

    mg13Well Known MemberMember

    How's it today?
     
  10. OP
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    BriLandy

    BriLandyWell Known MemberMember

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    Not good! The cucumber did not attract any, and there seemed to be even more snails overnight (unless I just noticed more). Long story short, my beautiful amazon swords are all gone I wasn't willing to risk putting them back in since they were covered in snails. I now have a bare bottom tank and no plants. Not sure what I'm going to do.
     
  11. OP
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    BriLandy

    BriLandyWell Known MemberMember

    1467418159181.jpg Here it is now. Oh, my bristle nose plecos went nuts in the bucket and one of them decided to suck on my angelfish! So poor Jigsaw is a little beat up.
     
  12. mg13

    mg13Well Known MemberMember

    oh dear. did you reestablish the tank? is it cycled? :shock:
     
  13. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Isn't there a dip you can use to kill pest snail eggs on plants?
     
  14. OP
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    BriLandy

    BriLandyWell Known MemberMember

    What do you mean by reestablish it?
    Yes, it has been cycled so hopefully the bacteria survived the ordeal.
     
  15. OP
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    BriLandy

    BriLandyWell Known MemberMember

    Too late now, if that's the case.
     




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